Leo Roth, also known as Lior Roth, was an Israeli painter, born in 1914 in Austria-Hungary. In 1920, Roth moved to Germany and, in 1933, immigrated to Palestine.
He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and completed frescoes in Italy and France in the 1950s.
Roth first settled in Tel Aviv, then moved to Kvutzat Kinneret, then finally
to Kibbutz Afikim where he remained until his death.
He was the founder and director of the Art Academy of the Kibbutzim.
In 1959, he was awarded the Jordan Valley Prize for Painting.
Roth exhibited in the United States, Israel, Mexico, Spain, Holland, Sweden, and Denmark.
Roth’s work was influenced by Cubism and bears much in common with the work of compatriot painter Naftali Bezem.
His colourful canvases are rife with biblical imagery and representations of early Israeli pioneer culture.
He died in 2002.